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Monday, September 01, 2003


FTTH news

Recent Fiber to the Home news:

"Fiber firm lands $12M, new backer"
"Optical Solutions Inc., a provider of fiber-network equipment, has raised roughly $12 million in new venture funding as it pursues a potentially industry-shaping deal ..."

Motorola gains in fiber race
"Motorola Inc. has emerged as one of three finalists in the fierce bidding for what’s potentially one of the largest telecommunications projects ever: an ambitious scheme by three of the nation’s four Baby Bells to wire about 70 million homes with fiber optic cable, sources say ..."

QCOL selects Motorola and Quantum Bridge for FTTP buildout"
"Internet service provider and independent cable TV operator QCOL has selected the two companies to provide an FTTP [fiber to the premises] network that will serve voice, video, and data to homes in portions of Fayette County, PA; Garrett County, MD; and Preston County, WV. QCOL currently offers dial-up, cable modem, wireless, and leased line Internet access to businesses and residences throughout the tri-state region."

Eagle Broadband Names Dave Weisman as New CEO and Closes $10 Million Financing Round
FTTH system developer Eagle Broadband, Inc. "... announced the appointment of Dave Weisman, formerly with ACT Networks and Thomson Enterprise Networks, as chief executive officer and board member. The company also announced the completion of the previously announced $10 million round of financing led by Aggregate Networks, LLC, a leading provider of broadband infrastructure financing."


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